Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 5 at Old Trafford

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Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 5 at Old Trafford
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England have retained the Ashes for a third series in a row, wrapping it up after just 14 days of cricket after the third Test at Old Trafford ended in a draw.

But despite the headline result from Manchester, it was a damp squib of a result as the rain came to the aid of the hosts, denying Australia the chance to bowl them out when they had the match by the scruff of the neck.

England were 37-3 when the last ball was bowled, still 297 runs adrift of the target Australia had set them after an overnight declaration.

But the luxury of escaping Old Trafford with the draw and the urn was earned by two early victories in the series, one in which they had to hold their nerve and another in which they steamrolled their opponents.

The full scorecard can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Morning session (England 35-3)

Rumour had it that England arrived late to the ground, not expecting the weather to brighten in time to play.

True or false, they certainly had an air of a team not ready for the challenge as the game began half an hour late and Australia came out guns blazing.

Alastair Cook fell for a duck, Jonathan Trott glanced a ball fine to wicket keeper Brad Haddin, and Kevin Pietersen was bested by a faint outside edge.

Joe Root (dropped by Michael Clarke in the slips) and Ian Bell made it to lunch, but England looked rattled, and concerned at having to survive another two sessions of an Australian onslaught.

 

Afternoon session (England 37-3)

Just three balls were possible in the afternoon session, which began a little bit later than planned because of rain, and was swiftly cut short altogether when the showers returned.

Bell gloved a short ball out towards the slips and gully when Peter Siddle dug one in back of a length, but the attention his fingers needed only delayed the play further. The tourists spent a long while looking up at the skies hoping for the conditions to turn, but there was to be no let up of the rain.

 

Evening session (England 37-3)

No further play was possible - and at 16:40 the match was abandoned. The hosts can now no longer be beaten, and as the current holders of the urn, they will keep the trophy for a third straight series even if Australia win both remaining Tests.

 

 

Here's the third Test scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:

Australia 1st innings 527 for 7 declared (146.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Watson c Cook b Bresnan 19 80 49 2 0
Rogers lbw b Swann 84 172 114 14 0
Khawaja c Prior b Swann 1 27 19 0 0
Clarke   b Broad 187 439 314 23 0
Smith c Bairstow b Swann 89 286 196 8 0
Warner c Trott b Swann 5 15 10 1 0
Haddin not out   65 166 99 6 0
Siddle   b Swann 1 4 6 0 0
Starc not out   66 85 71 9 0
Extras 2nb 2w 0b 6lb 10  
Total for 7 527 (146.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 33.0 6 116 0
Broad 33.0 6 108 1
Bresnan 32.0 6 114 1
Swann 43.0 2 159 5
Root 4.0 0 18 0
Trott 1.0 0 6 0
Fall of Wicket  
76 Watson
82 Khawaja
129 Rogers
343 Smith
365 Warner
427 Clarke
430 Siddle
 

England 1st innings 368 all out (139.3 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook c Haddin b Starc 62 232 177 7 0
Root c Haddin b Siddle 8 96 57 1 0
Bresnan c Haddin b Siddle 1 16 15 0 0
Trott c Clarke b Harris 5 47 32 0 0
Pietersen lbw b Starc 113 312 206 12 2
Bell   b Harris 60 150 112 10 1
Bairstow c Watson b Starc 22 70 51 3 0
Prior c Warner b Siddle 30 138 98 4 0
Broad c Haddin b Lyon 32 64 66 7 0
Swann c Haddin b Siddle 11 12 11 1 1
Anderson not out   3 34 13 0 0
Extras 1nb 0w 3b 17lb 21  
Total all out 368 (139.3 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Harris 31.0 9 82 2
Starc 27.0 5 76 3
Lyon 35.0 12 95 1
Watson 15.0 7 26 0
Siddle 29.3 7 63 4
Smith 2.0 0 6 0
Fall of Wicket  
47 Root
49 Bresnan
64 Trott
110 Cook
225 Bell
277 Bairstow
280 Pietersen
338 Broad
353 Swann
368 Prior
 

Australia 2nd innings 172 for 7 declared (36.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Rogers c Prior b Broad 12 25 23 1 0
Warner c Root b Bresnan 41 79 57 5 0
Khawaja   b Swann 24 77 38 2 0
Watson c Pietersen b Bresnan 18 30 24 1 0
Clarke not out   30 1183 32 1 0
Smith run out (Prior)   19 25 19 0 2
Haddin c Broad b Anderson 8 11 9 1 0
Starc c Swann b Anderson 11 17 11 1 0
Harris not out   0 1119 4 0 0
Extras 0nb 3w 4b 2lb 9  
Total for 7 172 (36.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 8.0 0 37 2
Broad 7.0 2 30 1
Swann 15.0 0 74 1
Bresnan 6.0 0 25 2
Fall of Wicket  
23 Rogers
74 Warner
99 Khawaja
103 Watson
133 Smith
152 Haddin
172 Starc
 

England 2nd innings 37 for 3 (20.3 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook lbw b Harris 0 10 9 0 0
Root not out   13 93 57 1 0
Trott c Haddin b Harris 11 45 27 1 0
Pietersen c Haddin b Siddle 8 17 16 1 0
Bell not out   4 14 14 0 0
Extras 0nb 1w 0b 0lb 1  
Total for 3 37 (20.3 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Harris 7.0 3 13 2
Starc 4.0 2 6 0
Watson 2.0 2 0 0
Lyon 3.0 0 8 0
Siddle 3.3 0 8 1
Clarke 1.0 0 2 0
Fall of Wicket  
0 Cook
15 Trott
27 Pietersen

Here's how the final day unfolded:

 

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